A video about a hot-air balloon trip high above Château-d’Oex in Switzerland. The material was recorded for a short intro for a live broadcast from the alpine resort for Swiss Television SRF in September 2012.
During the flight there are spectacular views of the Swiss and French Alps. The close shot at 1.36” shows the Mont-Blanc, Europe’s highest peak.
Many thanks to the passengers for bearing my filming during almost the whole flight and to pilot Raphaël Zuccollo for his explanations and the spectacular but save landing on a rather steep hill near Zweisimmen. A warm thanks also to the Espace Ballon (espace-ballon.ch/) and the Tourism Office (chateau-doex.ch/en/) for organizing this trip.
Shot with a Panasonic GH2 (hacked) and edited in FCP X.